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How should the region grow? "CONNECT Our Future" open house today

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How should our region grow? What will the future of Charlotte look like? Your input is needed!

The 14 county region is one of the fastest growing in the nation, with more than 2 million more people expected to live here by 2050. Join your friends and neighbors and let community leaders know what's important to you.

The first of five "CONNECT Our Future" open houses in Charlotte will be held Wednesday, February 6, from 4-7 p.m., in the front concourse of Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd.

You can drop in anytime during the three-hour period to view exhibits explaining the challenge of future growth and the process to address it, talk to local government staff and fill out a questionnaire to provide your input.

Other open houses to be held within the City of Charlotte include:

  • Monday February 11, 4p.m.-7 p.m., East Stonewall AME Zion Church, 1729 Griers Grove Road
  • Tuesday February 12, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Crossway Community Church, 6400 Prosperity Church Road
  • Wednesday February 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wells Fargo Atrium, Charlotte Center City
  • Thursday February 21, 4 p.m-7 p.m., Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road

You are not required to attend an open house nearest you but may attend the event in another community, at your convenience.

Other open houses in the Mecklenburg County region include:

  • February 5,         Belmont              Belmont Abbey College, Haid Ballroom, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • February 7          Huntersville      Huntersville Town Hall, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • February 18        Matthews           Matthews Town Hall, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • February19         Mount Holly      Mount Holly Municipal Complex, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The three-year planning process to build a regional framework is funded by a federal grant administered by the Centralina Council of Governments in partnership with the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, both of which are helping to coordinate, facilitate and staff the process.

To learn more about this initiative, visit www.ConnectOurFuture.org<http://www.ConnectOurFuture.org>.

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